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Steve Huffman 06-29-2007 02:31 PM

Thanks for the info on the JASON's hull. Regarding the wheel, I haven't seen it in person, but wasn't it on display at Pittsburgh's "Station Square" shopping mall a few years ago? Has it been moved to its current location at the Fort Pitt bridge, or is this location part of "Station Square"?

Keith Baylor 06-29-2007 04:46 PM

I agree with Bernd. It's definitely missing the bucket planks.

Steve Huffman 06-29-2007 05:51 PM

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Here is a photo of the JASON's wheel in action, June 1943. This is the same wheel that is on display, except the shaft is now from the ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, as David said. So here you can see the full diameter with bucket boards, etc.

Barbara and I inherited a bunch of JASON photos when we moved into this house, as it was the former estate of Capt. Leon Ash, the first Master of the JASON from 1941-1944.

Shipyard Sam 06-29-2007 09:28 PM

Herbert E. Jones
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Here's the HERBERT E. JONES doing it's own fleet work in the west end of the Cinti harbor in the late 1950's. The HEJ was my family's fav steam workhorse, and it was always a treat when Mr. JONES was in town.

bernd lorenzen 07-01-2007 12:53 PM


o.k., I am convinced. What a great shot of the Jason`s wheel in action.


Jon Tschiggfrie 07-01-2007 07:33 PM

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A picture that I found while going through my photo box....

This displays the entirety of the bucket-less sternwheel. This photo was taken by me in the summer of 2003.

Bela Berty 07-01-2007 09:53 PM

Yes, Steve, the JASON's wheel was on display at Station Square many years ago; I remember being awed by its size. Perhaps that was in 1989.

inactive user 02 07-02-2007 06:01 PM

With it looking that good, it makes me want to go up there, get the wheel, and build a boat around it!

Really, it is in amazing shape for steel which has been out of doors for such a long time. It would be a good basis for a great boat!


Jon Tschiggfrie 05-26-2017 12:31 AM

Sorry to dig up an old thread, but does anyone know what's happened to the JASON's wheel? Google Maps shows the area has been repaved as a parking lot and the wheel is nowhere to be seen.

R. Dale Flick 05-26-2017 07:55 AM

*Fate of JASON's wheel*
Morning, Jon & gang,
Sorry for just clicking/reading this older but interesting web question RE: the JASON's wheel. Two possible sources of information on the wheel's fate may come from the memories of Capts. Bill Judd and Bill Barr. Capt. Judd does 'lurk' here now and then with responses. No idea if Capt. Barr reads Thanks for an interesting topic and the photos from you, Don Sanders. Cheers!

R. Dale Flick
Old Coal Haven Landing, Ohio River, Cincinnati.

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